Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Pro Deo
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 2005

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Pro Deo
Search Google for Pro Deo

(born 2004)

[what is this?]
Its latest version in 2013 was 1.85 and it is related to the REBEL (Computer) and Mephisto (Computer) engines. Ed Schröder, Jeroen Noomen, Lex Loep, Odd Gunnar Malin and Thorsten Czub have all worked on the project.

References: (1)

 page 1 of 1; one game  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pro Deo vs Shredder ½-½4820055th Intl.CSVNC78 Ruy Lopez

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: According to :

"The Dutch maker of the famous Rebel line of chess engines, Ed Schröder, has retired after 20 years(!) of chess programming and has released a free version of his latest engine which he calls Pro Deo."

Pro Deo is generally regarded as one of the strongest free Chess engines available. In addition, it is a UCI engine, which means it can be run in the Chessbase interfaces ( Fritz (Computer) , Junior (Computer) , Shredder (Computer) , etc), the Chessmaster (Computer) interface, or the Winboard environment.

Just as Pro Deo is a later incarnation of REBEL (Computer) , so Rebel is widely believed to be a later incarnation of Mephisto (Computer) , one of the first (if not THE first) computer Chess programs to perform impressively against Grandmasters.

The official Pro Deo download site is:

though at the time of this writing, the site is down. (Good to check back later.)

To see how Pro Deo is doing in competition, you might check out these two ratings lists, which are frequently updated:

All rather fun!

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Jul-31-08  Xeroxx: smells so good
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC